For the hunter looking for a great black bear trophy and an excellent vacation, this hunt provides the best of both worlds.
A high success rate on unique color phase bears, combined with a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere, make it easy to see why this is one of our most popular hunts.
The Greys River area is home to Wyoming’s largest population of black bears and is famous for its mostly color phase bears.
Over the years SNS Outfitter & Guides has taken some very large bears from this area, some over 7 feet with heads larger than 20” SCI. We have a success rate of 90%, and a satisfaction rate of 100%.
In addition to excellent bear hunting, this is a great vacation hunt, ideal for a non-hunting companion. Many couples have described it as the best vacation they’ve ever had.
We stay at the incredibly comfortable Box Y Lodge where hunters enjoy clean, spacious sleeping cabins with private full baths and individual porches to enjoy life among the pines. The lodge has a large commercial style kitchen where our staff prepares incredible meals. A spacious dining room and comfortable living room provide areas to sit and relax.
We hunt these bears over baits using ground blinds. The baits are proven and have produced consistently for years. The baits are placed in early spring for the spring hunts and in late summer for the fall hunts. They are constantly resupplied to keep bears active. We use trail cameras to monitor the number, color, and size of bears coming to the baits. This helps our guides determine the best bait for each day’s hunt.
During the spring hunts, we use 4x4 vehicles to access the trailheads. Hunters can expect a short hike to the bait. You and your guide will stay until last shooting light or until your trophy bear comes in. Unlike some Black Bear hunts, we do not drop off hunters and leave. Your guide will be with you throughout the hunt. Different baits are used during the fall season than those during the spring season. Horses are often used to access the hunting area during the fall.
Black Bear Hunt Preparation: Before the hunt it is imperative that the hunter has practiced with their rifle, and their rifle is equipped with a scope that will perform well in low light conditions. A bonded bullet, designed for maximum penetration must be used.
|Price per Hunter
|# of Days
|Spring Black Bear
2024: May 13-17, 20-24, or 27-31
|Fall Black Bear
2024: September 1-5, 8-12, or 23-27
Black Bear Wound Policy: During the black bear hunt we will make all reasonable efforts to track and recover a wounded bear. Any shot taken that results in drawing blood will be considered a fatal wound, thereby ending the hunt whether the bear is recovered or not. For this reason, we suggest the hunter take only shots that they are confident will result in an ethical kill. Upon arrival in camp, if the camp manager deems the client's rifle and/or ammo not sufficient to result in an ethical kill shot we reserve the right to equip the hunter with suitable equipment. All hunters will have to show proficiency at shooting 100 yards with their guide overseeing the practice shots.
License fees are not included in the hunt price.
All hunt prices are subject to a 4% public land use fee.
Non-hunters are welcome at an additional $250.00 per day. It is not recommended that a non-hunter accompany you in the blind while hunting to decrease scent and noise while hunting.
Hunt prices are set annually on October 15 for the following year's hunts, i.e. if you have a hunt booked in 2025 the invoice you receive on October 15, 2024 will have the set 2025 price, and so on.
Hunt dates may be subject to change depending on the actual season set by the Wyoming Game and Fish.
SNS Outfitter & Guides is a permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Greys River District, and is an equal opportunity service provider.